2020 GMC Sierra Cargo Space

May 20th, 2021 by

If you’re looking for a pickup truck that can carry a sizable amount of cargo, consider the 2020 GMC Sierra. This solidly built truck not only has enough power to haul heavy loads, but it also comes in an array of body styles and bed sizes that provide varying cargo capacities. Check out this comprehensive guide to the 2020 GMC Sierra’s cargo space.

Cab and Bed Options for the 2020 GMC Sierra

White 2020 GMC Sierra Truck in Front of Grain Silos

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If you’re planning to buy the 2020 GMC Sierra, carefully consider which body style best suits your needs and preferences. Each body style can come with a different sized bed. If you prefer more cargo space and less passenger space, opt for a longer bed. If you want to carry more passengers, a shorter bed might be the better option. Let’s look at the different cab and bed options available on the 2020 GMC Sierra:

Regular Cab With a Long Bed

The Regular Cab is standard on the base model of the GMC Sierra and available on the SLE, SLT, and Elevation trim levels. Featuring a long bed, this body style is the ideal option if you’re working in construction or another trade that requires you to transport large items such as plywood or drywall sheets regularly. The cargo bed for this model measures 98.2 inches long and 50.6 inches wide, making it one of the largest beds in the full-size pickup truck segment. It offers a cargo volume of 89.1 cubic feet.

Choosing a GMC Sierra model with a long bed means you have to settle for a significantly smaller cabin. In the Regular Cab configuration, the truck has only one row of seats, which can accommodate up to three people. However, you and your passengers will have plenty of space to stretch out, as the seats provide an impressive 44.5 inches of legroom and 43.1 inches of headroom.

Double Cab With a Standard Bed

If you prefer more passenger space, get a GMC Sierra in the Double Cab body style, which comes with a standard bed. This configuration is available on the base Sierra, SLE, SLT, Elevation, and AT4. The standard bed is 79.4 inches long and has a cargo capacity of 71.7 cubic feet, which is enough for hauling plenty of camping gear, several bicycles, or even a small ATV on a weekend trip.

The Double Cab version of the GMC Sierra strikes a balance between passenger space and cargo capacity. Unlike a Regular Cab model, it can carry up to six people in two rows of seats. The front seats are very spacious, offering 44.5 inches of legroom and 43 inches of headroom. Passengers in the second row get 35.2 inches of legroom and 39.8 inches of headroom.

Crew Cab With a Short Bed

The Crew Cab is the best option if you plan to use your GMC truck to transport a large group of people on a regular basis. You can opt for this configuration regardless of which trim level you decide to buy. The Crew Cab is similar to the Double Cab in that it offers six-passenger seating. However, it has roomier second-row seats that provide 43.4 inches of legroom and 40.1 inches of headroom. The front seats are equally spacious as those in the Double Cab.

You can outfit a GMC Sierra with the Crew Cab body style with either a short bed or a standard bed. Measuring 69.9 inches long, the short bed is a better choice if you live in an urban area or have a small garage. It reduces the truck’s overall length, making it easier to maneuver and park in tight spaces. The bed has a cargo capacity of 62.9 cubic feet, but you can fold down the rear seats for an additional 8.8 cubic feet of storage space.

Crew Cab With a Standard Bed

Also available on every trim, the Crew Cab with a standard bed has the same interior dimensions as the one with a short bed. It’s fitted with a 79.6-inch-long bed that offers 71.7 cubic feet of cargo space. This body style is a great option if you routinely need to transport a large family or crew and a lot of cargo.

GMC Sierra’s Innovative MultiPro Tailgate

Red 2020 GMC Sierra

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If you need to carry cargo in your truck bed frequently, it’s highly recommended that you get the GMC Sierra’s available MultiPro Tailgate. This tailgate is the first of its kind in the world, and it’s specially designed to make loading and unloading cargo easier and safer. Here are the six main features of the MultiPro Tailgate:

  • Primary gate: You can open the primary gate of the MultiPro Tailgate in three ways: using the power release button on the key fob, pressing a button on the tailgate, and opening it from inside the truck.
  • Primary gate load stop: When it’s open, the primary gate has a load stop that prevents your cargo from sliding out of the truck bed.
  • Foldable inner gate: You can fold the inner gate down to load and unload the bed more easily.
  • Full-width step: You can also fold the inner gate down into a large, sturdy step that gives you confident footing when entering and exiting the truck bed.
  • Inner gate load stop: Similar to the primary gate, the inner gate has a load stop to ensure second-tier equipment and tools don’t slide out.
  • Inner gate with work surface: When you need to get work done while you’re out on the job site, you can convert the inner gate into a work surface. This creates a space where you can easily take notes, review blueprints, and perform other tasks.

If you’re interested in getting the 2020 GMC Sierra for work or play, consider stopping by United Chevrolet Buick GMC to view the vehicle and its different body styles and bed sizes in person. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or take one of these versatile trucks for a test drive.